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Ptericles

34 North Hollywood, CA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 24–34
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 9:35pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Religion
Agnosticism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Income
Rather not say
Status
Single
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Speaks
English
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"It's a lazy Saturday afternoon, there's a couple lying naked in bed reading Encyclopedia Britannica to each other, and arguing about whether the Andromeda Galaxy is more 'numinous' than the Resurrection. Do they know how to have a good time, or don't they?”
― Carl Sagan

As much as I want a long-term relationship, I figure, the more people I meet, the better my chances of meeting someone who’s right for me…and vice versa!

I thrive on trying new things and going to new places. My first love is nature—being in nature and learning about nature. I like animals, but I especially like cats--especially the smart ones. Dogs are great companions for jogging.

I have a strong passion for giving and receiving ideas. I think of combinations most people don't. It happens slowly and unreliably, but if I find a place for them, it could pay off. I'm like an artist of technology rather than a scientist who only cares about one particular area of expertise. I'm like a microscope with an unending carousel of slides.

Although popular on some women's profiles, what I don't like about Myers Briggs Type Indicator is the forer effect like horoscopes with no neuroscientific basis. Still, it's interesting to learn ideas about personality. I'm INTP and supposedly ideally match with ENTJ (maybe ENFJ), and ESTJ. http://www.personalityrelationships.net/intp-relationships/

"The thinking aspects of the ENTJ personality will jive well with the “thinker’s” analytical and problem-solving skills."

"Someone who shows an interest in some of the “thinker’s” passions and understands/supports this personality’s need to occasionally drift into a creative and self-imagined world would be a suitable match. If you tend to be controlling or have a strong need to be surrounded by order then the INTP personality will likely not be a good match for you. On the other hand, if you find that you enjoy creativity and spontaneity then you will appreciate the INTP’s quirkiness and laid-back lifestyle."

"Where the executive-like personality has a judging trait – one that craves structure and responsibility – perceiving individuals prefer openness and flexibility. This flexible nature means that the exec’s need to be in the driver’s seat is most often satisfied, as the perceiving individual isn’t overly fussed about being in control."

"Another intuitive individual would best suit the ENFJ because they would have the shared ability to sense and provide for one another’s needs. This is very important for a selfless “giver” who will eagerly ignore his or her own wants. Perceiving individuals, with a flexible and adaptive lifestyle can help to loosen-up the structured lifestyle of the judging personality. This trait will also ensure that the ENFJs partner is open to on-the-fly or last-minute social plans."

http://www.16personalities.com/intp-relationships-dating

"It is more likely that INTP personalities will leave a trail of breadcrumbs for a potential partner, allowing them to make the first move and committing to their partner as an act of reciprocation rather than bravado."

"INTPs' creative, vivid imagination make for a surprisingly enthusiastic, passionate, and romantic partner. While INTPs may prioritize their inner world too much, imagining interesting and exciting intimate situations that are never expressed to their partners, they also use this rich inner world to achieve as much as possible in intimacy – they rarely want for ideas.

Physically, intellectually and with a little effort emotionally, INTP relationships are rich and rewarding connections. Partners who share the Intuitive (N) trait are usually best, along with one or two opposite traits to create variety and balance, but so long as INTPs remember that they are with people who have their own, independent wants and needs, and so long as their partners remember the same of their INTPs, these are long-lasting and satisfying relationships."
What I’m doing with my life
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I studied computer programming at UWSP and am now supporting a small, local, independent Internet service provider over the phone. I still need to figure out how to use my creative passion for combining cutting-edge technologies together.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Asking scientific questions
Identifying sounds and songs
guessing games like Catchphrase
Making connections with different ideas most people haven't thought of
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm not "the norm."
I don't "fall in line."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books:

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I'm currently reading Pulling Your Own Strings Kindle edition and I Can See Clearly Now audio book

I read or listened to:
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future
Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Can Change Them
Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century,
Hyperspace, The Elegant Universe, The Universe in a Nutshell, Physics of the Impossible, The Road Less Traveled, Wider than the Sky: The Phenominal Gift of Consciousness

I don't read math books for fun, but I appreciate what math can do. It took me 5 semesters to get through 2 semesters of calculus. I got one class and one lab away from a Chemistry minor but stopped because I couldn't learn the math fast enough.

While I like mostly non-fiction cutting-edge science books, I do like science fiction on TV and in movies.

Movies:
OkCupid says compatiple people feel the same about horror movies believe it or not. For me, gore can really emphasize a point in a good story. I should be like, yeah, tragically that's what would happen. Gore for its own sake is stupid and a waste of my time. I didn't like what little I saw in Saw or the movie Holloween. I like characters, not dummies. Speaking of the holiday, though, this Halloween, I finaly watched Jos Whedon's Cabin in the Woods. I did like it as a commentary on the genre.

I'm pretty open minded about most media. I'm facinated by chick flicks and the way girls' romantic fantasies work. I love comedies and grew up with Jim Carrey on In Living Color. Some anime is cool. I honestly don't watch much media on my own, but would love to know your favorites.

With movies, though, if I'm not sharing the experience with someone else, I usually don't watch them.

Music:
Foo Fighters are one of the few bands I listened to and are still making music.
I like rock that's a little unique, usually with at least a little bit of thought put into the lyrics. I think new country music is sn oxymoron, but classic country sometimes told good stories. Pop music is fine for dancing in a club. I also like ambient sometimes and classical because I loved SNES music so much. I'm stuck with old music and am open to hearing something new.

Television:
I finally finished Breaking Bad.

I'm still trying to figure out the ending of Battlestar Galactica.

I'm currently watching:
Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Orange is the New Black

Games:
Deus Ex, Super Mario 64,
Halo, Wave Race 64, Star Fox (SNES)--anything that's as immersive and engaging as possible. I want to really lose my ego for a while rather than compete.

Honestly, I do need time alone to recharge, but the reason why I mention games is we need to like doing the same things together. I want someone who wants to try new things regardless of how good they are at something. I don't play as much as I used to, but I'm a sucker for nostalgia, and love to see technology used in creative new ways. I'm usually not very competitive; games are like an art gallery to me. I don't play online RPGs. I prefer to play local co-op games with other people in the same room.

Family is important to me. One of my sisters and brother-in-law work in the videogame industry. Videogames are important to us for creative development reasons besides just for fun. I like to share experiences with games, but conversation around dinner is just as important as sharing experiences.

Food:
I'm not too picky and love to try new healthy foods (except arthropods, usually). For recipes, I often start with Dr. Andrew Weil. For nutrition science, I like Dr. Walter Willett. I'm not on a strict diet, but I try to buy mostly whole, raw foods at the grocery store. On the occasion I eat out, I can be rather indulgent.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Android Phone
2. Piles of food with enzymes
3. Backpack
4. A bottle of tap water
5. Data and power cables just in case
6. Love
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Almost everything
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
looking for a meetup.com event
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
What I learned about myself from The Emotional Life of Your Brain that is actually based on neuroscience (this can change over time):

Outlook: I'm usually a pretty positive type but I can be a bit hard on myself. I can have a wide emotional range which can be a good thing on the positive end of that spectrum. It means I'm open to new people, ideas, technology, food, etc. I tend to believe there's always happy path waiting to be discovered for everything.

Social Intuition: Intuitive, but don't always read others' emotions or see negative reactions coming.

Self-Awareness: Almost perfectly self-aware, except I’m not always aware of negative emotions.

Sensitivity to Context: Almost very tuned in, but again, I don't always understand how others might feel negatively or not necessarily positive depending on the context.

Resilience: I get over things pretty fast, usually (too fast would seem uncaring). I take criticism from people, especially women pretty hard, though, and take a while to recover :/

A night of socializing past my bedtime with even one beer takes me about two days to fully recover. Indica is probably not what I need either. A little bit of Sativa might be good for me on a Friday night or Saturday if I don't mess up my sleep schedule too much.

Attention: Almost unfocused. The advantage is I'm a fairly creative person--always thinking three steps ahead (not necessarily related to the present). Other people grab my attention whether good or bad (I always expect a positive reaction from people). I'm a bit nostalgic and I'm not always good at prioritizing what's important, so I tend to always have lots of stuff everywhere (a ninja always comes prepared!) The most important thing to know about me in this case is I am a bit slower to respond than most people. Sometimes people mistake it as disinterest. In fact, I'm usually so interested in everything, it takes me longer than usual to process what people say. If I don't know a quick answer to a question, ask me again later. There's a good chance I've given it an extraordinary amount of careful thought and consideration. I do much better in large group discussions where I have lots of time to think.

What I learned from Mindsight:
"...secure parent-child interactions promote the growth of the integration fibers of the middle prefrontal region of the child's brain."
"Studies have demonstrated that the brains of people with a history of ambivalent attachment are in face more sensitive to negative feedback: Their limbic system's amygdala fires off more readily in response to angry faces."
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Enough about you, talk about her!" --The Genie as a bumble bee

I know that girls like when I like their choice of style. I do find a creative, artsy look attractive. Even when one notices me noticing them, I still have a hard time letting myself go and saying so.

The OK Cupid tests say I'm kind of looking for the hot friend with some cuteness. An attractive face matters the most to me, but I prefer someone with about the same body type. My face is pretty thin, but I’ll admit I have a little bit of a squishy belly. I would probably prefer about the same thing. Tall is sexy. If I feel like you're bigger, I probably won't be attracted. I guess what's important is we seem healthy to each other. I could still pull off an okay hand spring at 32 :)

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”